This course is funded by HEE. You must meet the requirements below to book a place:

Employed by: Third sector or public sector service based in London or South East

A whole day of live interactive video-based teaching, funded by Health Education England, and delivered by two key figures in the development of the AMBIT programme based at AFNCCF.

The course will give an overview of AMBIT (Adaptive Mentalization Based Integrative Treatment), an ‘opensource’ approach developed over the past 20 years in collaboration with hundreds of frontline teams working with excluded, risky, and underserved youth whose help-seeking is often non-conventional and who are easily stigmatised as “chronic non-engagers” or “hard to reach”. It will cover Mentalization and its application with clients, teammates, and multi-agency networks, and links to team learning. 

Aims of course

  • Introduce the concept of Mentalizing and its practical value
  • Explain systemic and organisational applications of mentalizing as being of equal significance to its use in face-to-face client work.
  • Introduce a selection of practical tools developed in AMBIT
  • Provide opportunities for learning and reflection on participants’ current practice, and pointers to further resources and training opportunities (including all the freely available open source online AMBIT resources.)

Who is this course suitable for?

Workers in London/ South East from all training backgrounds who share the tasks of trying to create ‘help that is experienced as helpful’ for excluded, risky youth whose problems are multiple.



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